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3 Sqn

 

No.3 Squadron was formed during World War I in Egypt on 19 September 1916. 

It was the first Australian Flying Corps Squadron to move to France, and by the end of the war had flown over 10,000 operational hours in support of the ground forces in bombing, artillery spotting and reconnaissance roles. Since World War II, 3SQN has spent almost thirty continuous years at Butterworth in Malaysia, initially operating Sabre and then Mirage aircraft. In 1986 the Squadron returned to Australia and became the first operational squadron to be equipped with the F/A-18 Hornet.

In early 2002 3SQN performed Air Defence Operations out of Diego Garcia as part of the coalition in the International War Against Terrorism.
 

 

Western Front 1917-18

Syria 1941

El Alamein 1942

Egypt 1940-43

North Africa 1943

Sicily 1943

Monte Cassino 1944

Italy 1943-45

 

3 SQUADRON RAAF
WW1 & WWII
We will remember them

 

 

3 Sqn Armament Section 1960
(John Larsen)
No 3 (F) Squadron RAAF Base Butterworth 1960
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Standing on wing. L to R Max Brame, Mick Gifford, John Monkhouse, Keith Crail, Clem Saxton, Danny Holt, Frank Manning, Edwin Smith, John Larsen, Blue Dawson. 
In front L to R Joe Pizzaro, Harry Lenson, Jack Jarrett, Blue Forster

3 Sqn 1971
Whole Squadron "On Parade"
3 Sqn Parade 
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3 Sqn 1979 Butterworth
from "Goose Goss."

3 Squadon 1979
Rear: Jim Cash (Cokejar), Trevor Martin (Smiley), Brian Asimus (Zoot), Ray Beckett, Jan Kolk, Mick Robinson, Phil Craig, Terry Martin (Toothy), Graeme Martin.
Middle: Owen Milton , Gio Ferlito, Danny Burns, Peter Davidson (Blue), Phil Friend, Paul Dilks, Trevor Hare, Bob Cornwell, Dave Berry, Col Hulin, Charlie Ryan .
Front: John Bradbury, Peter Daetz (Hollywood), Doug Dean, Glen Lloyd, John Brighton, Geoff Goss, Peter Arnold (Stretch).
 

3 Sqn
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C.Brown, P Dolan, R Vella, P Whittman, D Thompson, R Dunn, B Asimus, G Miller, D Furen, M Nixon, N Mortimer, T Cogan, M Conway, D Lyson-Smith, M Gorsuch, A Howard, M Everitt, G Rooke, D Downey, C Nixon, R Mulvey, D Ecclestone, C Evans, V Carmody, P Tarbotton.

3 Sqn 1980
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Wing from left to right: Trevor Martin (Smiley), Graeme Bagdonas, Peter Davidson (Blue), Noel Peterson
Middle Row: Wayne Craker, Dennis Jordan, George Baron, Old-acresdear (Shirley), Phil Craig, Ralph Dunn, John Frolich, Ray Beckett, Trevor Grant (TG), John Mc Kevett (Stretch), Kerry Harris, Jon Kozlyk, Owen Milton
Front Row: George Lewandowski, John Bradbury, Trevor Larsen, Terry Martin (Toothy), Mick Robinson, Jan Kolk, Les Gould, Greg McCaughey, ? , Burt Reynolds, John Brighton

 

3 Sqn 1979 Butterworth Malaysia
from "Goose Goss and Paul Dilks"


Rear: Jim Cash (Cokejar), Trevor Martin (Smiley), Brian Asimus (Zoot), Ray Beckett, Jan Kolk, Mick Robinson, Phil Craig, Terry Martin (Toothy), Graeme Martin.
Middle: Owen Milton , Gio Ferlito, Danny Burns, Peter Davidson (Blue), Phil Friend, Paul Dilks, Trevor Hare, Bob Cornwell, Dave Berry, Col Hulin, Charlie Ryan .
Front: John Bradbury, Peter Daetz (Hollywood), Doug Dean, Glen Lloyd, John Brighton, Geoff Goss, Peter Arnold (Stretch).

 

 

3 Sqn Troops

Peter Dolan ()
(Centre)

C.Brown, Pete Dolan (), R Vella, P Whittman, D Thompson, R Dunn, B Asimus, G Miller, D Furen, M Nixon, N Mortimer, T Cogan, M Conway, D Lyson-Smith, M Gorsuch, A Howard, M Everitt, G Rooke, D Downey, C Nixon, R Mulvey, D Ecclestone, C Evans, V Carmody, P Tarbotton.

 

Butterworth 1984
(Al Bullock)

 


The Team

The Hardware

Side On

The 20mm Vulcan

Wischy with Merv

 

3 Sqn 1987 - 89
(Michael Swan)


formation flight 1987 3 Sqn
 


3 Sqn group photo 87 or 88
 


Perth , 3 Sqn 1988,89?


Operation Pitch Black 88

 


3 Sqn K89 RAAF Curtin